Thanks for popping in. Just got back from Mum and Dads. Decided last minute to drive over and spend the afternoon with them. It was either work more or visit them. Mmm… Work more. Achieve more. Two very different things actually.
I had spent the whole morning thinking, “really ought to go see Mum and Dad, but have got so much to do”, “Mum is getting fed up with being in isolation – a visit would cheer her up. But that meeting on Friday needs serious thinking about” “Should just check in on them and make sure they’re ok. But it’ll take all day and I’m up to my arse in crocodiles at the minute!”
And then I heard myself. Honestly Gray. When will you figure it out? And within an hour, there I was, outside their house. And there they were at the side door, full of hugs and smiles.
We sat for 5 hours, drank tea, and generally put the world to rights. I confided in them about a couple of things that are getting on my pip, and asked them their advice. They thought before responding, but came back unanimous.
We reminisced and laughed, and had the best afternoon! Mum tried to feed me, I stuck to my guns, so Dad ate all the biscuits! Now why oh why would I even consider passing up a wonderful time like that with my oldest and best friends, and think that work should take precedence.
Thank God I came to my senses. Worked less, but achieved a whole helluvalot more.
Reality check. Those poor people have been locked in their home since March. It’s August now. Apart from a couple of runs out, THAT IS IT. They are amazing actually. Still upbeat, uncomplaining, hanging in there, smiling, getting on with it and grateful for any assistance. Survivors.
Tomorrow I’ll get back in the Clarity saddle. Whatever work I failed to do today will be smiling at me tomorrow. But today I was smart. I got it right.
Love and Hugs